Medvedev sacks Navy admiral responsible for Mistral talks

Mistral-class warship

From RIA Novosti:  Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has sacked the senior Navy official who was in charge of talks with France over the purchase of Mistral-class warships.

The Russian Defense Ministry says the dismissal of Vice Admiral Nikolai Borisov is not linked with the Mistral deal, which has raised concerns among France’s NATO allies.

Borisov was forced out for "internal reasons," a Defense Ministry source told RIA Novosti.  (photo: Aleksei Danichev/RIA Novosti)

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